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Historians to climate researchers: Let's talk

History can tell us a lot about environmental upheaval, say Princeton University historians John Haldon and Lee Mordechai. What is missing in today's debate about climate change is using what we know about how past societies ...

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How tree bonds can help preserve the urban forest

Great cities need trees to be great places, but urban changes put pressure on the existing trees as cities develop. As a result, our rapidly growing cities are losing trees at a worrying rate. So how can we grow our cities ...

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Wandering greenhouse gas

On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ...

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Drought-stricken Cape Town counts the cost

South African winemaker Marlize Jacobs looks out across the parched brown earth that sustains her award-winning vines, surveying the effects of the water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas.

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Days become slightly longer as land ice melts

Rising sea levels are affected by many factors, most of which researchers can now effectively explain. Delft University of Technology researcher Thomas Frederikse has established that the average rise in sea levels worldwide ...

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